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Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia : Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam

by Rupert Maclean Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book presents an overview of the main research findings and case studies concerning education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies. Focusing on India, Indonesia, Sri...


Disability, Health and Human Development

by Sophie Mitra Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing, based on Sen’s capability approach. The author uses panel survey data with internationally...


Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age: 27th International Conference, GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2017, Proceedings

by Georg Rehm (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in...


The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries

by Collectif Oecd (June 06, 2018)

Rural youth constitute over half of the youth population in developing countries and will continue to increase in the next 35 years. Without rural transformation and green industrialisation happening fast enough...


Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation – Interim Report 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 29, 2018)

This interim report of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS is a follow-up to the work delivered in 2015 under Action 1 of the BEPS Project on addressing the tax challenges of the digital economy. It sets...


Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 28, 2018)

The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex and interconnected world, policy coherence...


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Australia 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 15, 2018)

Australia has a strong voice on the global stage. It actively and consistently advocates for the interests of small island developing states and the Pacific region and on issues such as disaster risk reduction...


Getting Skills Right: Chile

by Collectif Oecd (May 03, 2018)

This study analyses the relationship between skills and labour market outcomes in Chile with a specific focus on disadvantaged groups: youth, women and the low-skilled. It examines the proficiency of the Chilean...


Productivity and Jobs in a Globalised World

by Collectif Oecd (May 05, 2018)

This report looks at how regional policies can support productivity growth and jobs. While there has been a remarkable decline in inequality in OECD countries, inequality among regions within certain countries...


Education for a Bright Future in Greece

by Collectif Oecd (May 22, 2018)

After a decade of severe fiscal crisis also impacting education, Greece is looking ahead. Now is the time to invest effectively in education and define a forward-looking path for Greece. Building on the current...


Taxing Wages 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 26, 2018)

This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries. It covers personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees, social security contributions...


Private Philanthropy for Development

by Collectif Oecd (April 17, 2018)

Philanthropy’s role in advancing sustainable development attracts a lot of attention. This report calls into question long-held assumptions about the volume, nature and potential of foundations’ engagement...


Taxation of Household Savings

by Collectif Oecd (May 24, 2018)

This report provides a detailed review of the taxation of household savings in 40 OECD and partner countries. It examines the different approaches that countries take to taxing household savings, and calculates...


The Role and Design of Net Wealth Taxes in the OECD

by Collectif Oecd (April 16, 2018)

This report examines and assesses the current and historical use of net wealth taxes, defined as recurrent taxes on individual net assets, in OECD countries. It provides background on the use of wealth taxes...


Making Development Co-operation Work for Small Island Developing States

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2018)

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand at a critical juncture on their paths to sustainable development. Economic growth, human development and vulnerability indicators point to specific challenges facing...


Apprenticeship in England, United Kingdom

by Collectif Oecd (April 11, 2018)

One of a series of studies on vocational education and training, this review focuses on the apprenticeship system in England and concludes with policy recommendations.

England has launched a series of reforms...


Economic Policy Reforms 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 19, 2018)

Going for Growth is the OECD’s regular report on structural reforms in policy areas that have been identified as priorities to boost incomes in OECD and selected non-OECD countries (Argentina, Brazil, the...


Engaging Young Children

by Collectif Oecd (March 27, 2018)

The first years of life lay the foundations for a child’s future development and learning. Many countries have increased their financial support for provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) over...


OECD Economic Surveys: Costa Rica 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 17, 2018)

Costa Rica has achieved strong levels of well-being. However, many institutional obstacles are hampering more robust growth and the spreading of its gains more widely. Setting in motion a “virtuous cycle”...


Multi-Dimensional Review of Thailand (Volume 1)

by Collectif Oecd (April 09, 2018)

Thailand has made impressive progress over the past several decades, both in economic and social terms. Sustained strong growth and a rapidly modernising economy have turned Thailand into an upper middle-income...


Towards Better Social and Employment Security in Korea

by Collectif Oecd (March 14, 2018)

This report on Korea is the fourth country study published in a series of reports looking into how policies connect people with jobs, following reports on Australia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. It has a...


OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 30, 2018)

Greece is on track to recover from a deep depression. Reforms have gathered pace and fiscal consolidation has strengthened credibility, lowering uncertainty. Exports have led the expansion and labour market...


OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 19, 2018)

The Polish economy is expanding rapidly and living standards continue to rise, catching up with those in other OECD countries. To sustain this trend Poland needs to invest further in skills and infrastructure...


OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2018

by Collectif Oecd (February 23, 2018)

This report is concerned with policies that directly support the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD countries and in a selection of partner economies. It provides a useful complement to the online...


Enhancing Competitiveness in Central Asia

by Collectif Oecd (February 26, 2018)

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have recorded impressive economic growth rates since 2000, driven mainly by the export of commodities and labour. However, the end of...


OECD Economic Surveys: Ireland 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 30, 2018)

Living standards are high in Ireland, with recent improvements underpinned by the strongest post-crisis output recovery in the OECD. The economy is projected to continue expanding over the next two years, albeit...


OECD Economic Surveys: Tunisia 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 29, 2018)

Tunisia has experienced strong economic and social progress in recent decades and, more recently, a successful democratic transition. The convergence process has slowed down, however, due to the low level of...


OECD Economic Surveys: Israel 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 11, 2018)

Israel’s economy continues to register remarkable macroeconomic and fiscal performance. Growth is strong and unemployment is low. The external surplus is comfortable, and the public debt-to-GDP ratio, already...


OECD Economic Surveys: Chile 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2018)

The quality of life of Chileans improved significantly over the last decades, supported by a stable macroeconomic framework, bold structural reforms, such as trade and investment liberalisation, and buoyant...


OECD Economic Surveys: Brazil 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 26, 2018)

Strong growth and remarkable social progress over the past two decades have made Brazil one of the world’s leading economies, despite the deep recession that the economy is now emerging from. However, inequality...


States of Fragility 2016

by Collectif Oecd (February 22, 2018)

The world is getting more violent, and violence is occurring in surprising places. Over the past 15 years, 3.34 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, have been affected by violence. The...


OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 01, 2018)

The Finnish economy is rebounding strongly after almost a decade of lacklustre economic performance. The revival in global growth and investment, coupled with competitiveness gains, is boosting exports. Consumption...


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Korea 2018

by Collectif Oecd (February 28, 2018)

Korea is often cited as a leading example of how sound economic policies can drive growth and development, blazing a trail from poverty to advanced industrialisation throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Building...


Ageing and Employment Policies: United States 2018

by Collectif Oecd (January 24, 2018)

In the United States, employment rates at older ages are comparatively high at 62% among 55-64 year-olds against 59% on average in OECD countries in 2016. However, there are large disparities across population...


How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies

by Collectif Oecd (January 24, 2018)

How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies is the result of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union....


The Crisis for Young People

by Andy Green Palgrave Macmillan (January 30, 2018)

This book provides an original and challenging analysis of one of the most pressing social issues of our times: intergenerational inequality. Based on recent mixed-method research, it explores the extent and...


Free Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines...


Introductory Business Statistics

by Thomas K. Tiemann BCcampus (March 22, 2018)

"The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling...


Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...


Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America’s Metro Areas

by Chris Benner Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America’s...


Networks in the Russian Market Economy

by Markku Lonkila Palgrave MacMillan (January 30, 2018)

If Russia has become a market economy, how does it function on a grassroots level? In addition to market mechanisms, what kinds of social and moral principles are at work in the new Russian economy? Is the 'Soviet...


Understanding Rights Reversion

by Brianna Schofield, Jordyn Ostroff & Nicole Cabrera Authors Alliance (January 30, 2018)

Authors commonly transfer any or all of the rights in their works to their publishers when they sign their publishing agreements. In time, authors may regret transferring certain rights if their books fall out...


Mastering Strategic Management

by Janice Edwards BCCampus OpenEd (January 30, 2018)

Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement. Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book.


Introduction to Financial Accounting

by David Annand & Henry Dauderis Lyryx (March 22, 2018)

"Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by Henry Dauderis and published by Athabasca University's David Annand, EdD, MBA, CA, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of...


Corporate Venturing

by Dado Van Peteghem & Omar Mohout Die Keure Publishing (May 30, 2018)

Different strategies and tactics to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration.

This is not the hype story of how cool startups are and why you should invest in them with a fund or setup an accelerator....


Mastering Strategic Management - 1st Canadian Edition

Financial strategy for public managers

by Justin Marlowe & Sharon Kioko Sharon Kioki and Justin Marlowe (March 22, 2018)

"Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts...


Business plan development guide

by Lee A Swanson Lee A. Swanson (March 22, 2018)

"This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both...


Project Management

by Adrienne Watt BCcampus (March 22, 2018)

"This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share."--Open Textbook Library.


Forest measurements: an applied approach

by Joan Deyoung Open Oregon Educational Resources (March 22, 2018)

"This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special "technique tips" for...